Parenting

Why I don’t do cry it out (CIO)

Whether you opt for cry it out, no cry, or no sleep training at all, is a personal decision, and one which should be made for the 'greater good' of the whole family in mind. It can be a contentious topic, so let me first start...

Attachment Parenting – for hippies, or just every day parents?

Attachment parenting isn't just a new age parenting choice. It is no more tree hugging, chai-sipping, or mungbean eating than any other parenting style. It doesn't have to translate to baby wearing 24/7, tandem feeding, co-sleeping, or breastfeeding to the age of five. Put simply, attachment...

Dealing with Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety peaks between 10 to 18 months and usually subsides around two to three years of age. However, some children can show signs of this as early as six months when they begin to develop object permanence. Children of all ages thrive on love and...

Confessions of a Sleep Consultant: The Jett Diaries; WEEK EIGHT

Sleeping through the night (STN): is there such thing when you become a parent? Or is it just a fallacy? ..Well, yes, and no. See.. The more kids you have, the lower your probability of STN; and as Muphys Law would have it, the nights all of your kids sleep through without...

Confessions of a Sleep Consultant: The Jett Diaries; WEEK SEVEN

I must say parenthood has challenged me beyond my wildest expectations. I never knew I was capable of experiencing such a spectrum and intensity of emotions; love, anger, happiness, exhaustion, joy, shame, frustration, surprise, insecurity, elation, sadness, pride.. to name a few. A newborn will push you...